General Resources

General Resources & Service Briefs

Service Briefs

AP Chinese Syllabi Available on College Board Website

The College Board has posted several annotated sample syllabi for AP Chinese courses on their website in order to aid teachers in designing these courses. Explanations are provided for how these syllabi meet AP Chinese standards, along with suggestions for textbooks and supplementary materials.

Cheng & Tsui is proud to see that AP Chinese teachers have used the books Beyond the Basics, A New Text for a Modern China (now Reading into a New China), and Integrated Chinese Level 2 as primary textbooks in these syllabi. All of these books are now available in updated editions.

The sample syllabi can be found here:

Chinese Language Series for College (Webinar Recording)

Looking for the most suitable textbook for your beginning, intermediate, or advanced College Chinese language program? Learn about Cheng & Tsui's comprehensive, beginning to intermediate level series including Integrated Chinese, Third Edition, Chinese Odyssey, and Chinese for Tomorrow plus our advanced level textbooks including Reading into a New China, Beyond the Basics, and Taiwan Today.  In this webinar recording we discuss the pedagogy, components, and scope of each series. Request examination copies. Presented in Chinese.

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Chinese Language Series for K-12 (Webinar Recording)

Looking for the most suitable textbook for your K-12 Chinese language program? Learn about Cheng & Tsui's comprehensive series including Flying with Chinese (grades K-6), Huanying: An Invitation to Chinese (grades 7-12), and Integrated Chinese, Third Edition (grades 9-12 & AP*). Hear about the pedagogy, components, and scope of each series. Presented in English. Request examination copies at info@cheng-tsui.com.

[NOTE: There is a slight delay in the recording. Fast forward by 30 seconds for the start.]

So Your School Is Launching An Asian-Language Program?

Is your school interested in starting an Asian language program but don't know where to begin? This service brief offers helpful suggestions and resources to create and maintain your Asian language program.

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So Your School Is Starting a Business Chinese Program?

China has become real force in the global economy over the past decade, and analysts are predicting a growing need for professionals with Chinese language skills in the business arena. Language departments and business schools are responding with a wave of business-oriented Chinese courses. but before teachers and administrators jump on the bandwagon, they need to evaluate their resources and then carefully consider their approach to this new breed of language students. for insight on how to best serve the needs of learners of business Chinese, Cheng & Tsui Company interviewed Jane C. M. Kuo, director of Chinese studies at the University of California - San Diego, and Wan-wen Kuo (not related), a lecturer in east asian languages at the University of Pennsylvania. Attached are some of their suggestions.

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Teaching Chinese Language, Theory and Application Part 1 (Webinar Recording)

Theory and Application in Chinese Teaching, Part 1
Presented by Gail Wang, Professional Development & Outreach Coordinator.

Want to make your Chinese language program the best it can be? This two part presentation will discuss practical teaching tips as taken from the resource Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications, a collection of articles and research on Chinese language pedagogy for non-native speakers and heritage speakers alike. Presented in Chinese.

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Teaching Chinese Language, Theory and Application Part 2 (Webinar Recording)

Want to make your Chinese language program the best it can be? This two part presentation will discuss practical teaching tips as taken from the resource Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications, a collection of articles and research on Chinese language pedagogy for non-native speakers and heritage speakers alike. Presented in Chinese.

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